Be A Better Being

17 / 18 November 2016

Deutsche Kinemathek
Potsdamer Straße 2 – 10785 Berlin

What a difference a day makes › Thu 17 Nov 2016 › 5:00 pm
Ain´t No Way? › Thu 17 Nov 2016 › 7:30 pm
Another Brick in The Wall › Fri 18 Nov 2016 › 4:30 pm
Don´t stop me now! › Fri 18 Nov 2016 › 6:45 pm
Award Ceremony › Fri 18 Nov 2016 › 8:45 pm … more

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Perspectives is an edited collection of short texts, comments, reports etc. on the topic be a better being. This collection is dedicated to present a rich spectrum of views and opinions on be a better being to foster an inspiring exchange between filmmakers and academics.

The first panel of the forum opened with a short introduction by Philipp Kanske, who explained that be a better being is an experiment due to its unusual concept: The event brings together film-makers and academics to discuss social phenomena in reaction to screenings of films on the topic of “being a better being”. Why exactly does the Junge Akademie want to organize an event like this? In order to make that clear right off the bat, Philipp Kanske quoted Magdalena Nowicka, one of the project leaders: When scientists are lost for words, film gives the answers. The questions scientists ask and investigate are often very similar to the questions posed and explored by film-makers.

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